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Market
January 6, 2022

Australia overtakes Qatar as world’s top LNG exporter in 2021

Camille Klass
Senior Editor

Australia exported slightly more LNG in 2021 than a year earlier, enabling it to overtake Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter despite planned maintenance and production issues at several of its plants during the year.

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Data & Tech
December 22, 2021

Analysing LNG Freight Metrics Time Series with Kpler Python SDK

Dingwen Huang
Product Analyst

A case study showing how to use Kpler’s proprietary data for better analysis of long-term freight dynamics in the Asian LNG market.

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Market
November 30, 2021

India’s LNG imports drop sharply amid rising domestic gas production, high spot prices

Laura Page
Senior LNG Analyst

India’s LNG imports are expected to fall back to 2019 levels this year, with arrivals in November dropping to the lowest level since April 2020.

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Market
November 5, 2021

Chile turns to gasoil imports as the drought hits hydroelectric power

Kevin Wright
Lead Analyst APAC

The LNG supply crunch, paired with historically weak hydropower output has incentivized Chile to substitute towards more gasoil/diesel sourced from abroad.

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Market
September 29, 2021

Japanese LNG stocks surge ahead as the country seeks to avoid a supply crunch this winter

Laura Page
Senior LNG Analyst

Japan’s LNG stocks rose well-above previous year levels in September as the country faces the prospect of another cold winter. Despite high spot cargo availability and record low spot LNG prices last summer, the country failed to build adequate inventories ahead of winter 2020-21, causing a rush to secure expensive last-minute supplies when cold weather hit in January.

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Market
September 7, 2021

Upstream issues force Petronas to seek buyers’ approval to cut Bintulu winter term deliveries

Camille Klass
Senior Editor

[NEWS] Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas is seeking to exercise its right to reduce contractual deliveries this winter to buyers with offtake from the Malaysia LNG (MLNG) 3 joint venture that comprises the firm’s 29.3 million tonnes a year (mtpa) Bintulu LNG export complex in Sarawak due to gas supply issues.

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Market
August 20, 2021

Uncertainty over Russian gas flows underpins volatility in Dutch TTF

Laura Page
Senior LNG Analyst

The Dutch TTF front-month contract hit a record high on Aug.16 before collapsing later in the week. This blog explains the reasons behind the rise and fall.

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Market
March 24, 2021

Suez Canal blockage continues, delaying more than 20 liquid/gas tankers

Alex Booth
Head of Research

Overnight on Tuesday, the container Ship Ever Given ran aground in a southern part of the Suez Canal, a rare event in the history of the waterway. The potential for a rapid build-up of liquid and gas tankers in the region is marked with multiple laden vessels now indicating delays for Suez transit. As of Wednesday morning there were seven vessels carrying crude, 15 carrying refined products, five LNG vessels and two LPG carriers either sat waiting or approaching the canal. While attempts to clear the ship from the canal continue, this queue will continue to build. A salvage squad from the Netherlands will attempt to dislodge the ship beginning Thursday.

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